The New Impact of Domestic Violence on Child Custody and Visitation

For many years Family Code Section §3020 instructed the court that “it is the public policy of this state to…

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Your Ex Won’t Let You See The Kids?

If you’re having problems with your ex husband or wife not letting you see your children, you have several remedies…

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Will The Court Hear What My Child Wants?

In the early stages of a dissolution where the parties have minor children, parents are often concerned that the court…

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Who’s The Best Interest? The Child Or Yours?

Everyone knows someone who suffers the torments of hell during their divorce proceeding. In most instances, these catastrophic divorces could…

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What These Cases Mean to You! Child Custody Evaluators

WHAT THESE CASES MEAN TO YOU Third in a series of case reviews by Russell H. Thaw   When child…

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What is Guardianship?

Many situations can arise where a child would need a Guardian. Guardian is a legal term that specifically applies to…

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What Is Child Custody?

Clients often tell me they want custody of the kids, or that they are afraid because the other parent is…

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What Happens if My Child Will Not Cooperate With the Visitation Orders?

You are recently divorced and the primary custodian of your 15-year-old daughter. According to your Judgment of Dissolution, Father has…

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What Does It Mean To Become A “De Facto Parent” In The Juvenile Dependency Court System?

Children who have been made wards of the juvenile dependency court often have a significant person in their life who…

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The Paternal Instinct

It’s a beautiful Saturday during football season. Just as your favorite Pac 10 teams are about to begin the 2nd…

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